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I decided to put Linux back on my desktop after a long absence. I don't plan to use it all the time just to mess around with and use some of the nice tools for disk management, virus scanning suspect files and youtube-dl. Arch has always been my distro of choice but I didn't want to go through all the setup when I wouldn't be using it all that much. I decided to give Chakra Linux a try. I had tried it a while back but it was in it's infancy and some things weren't working right with the installer but now it is a more complete though a still in progress release.

The install process is super easy with a nice GUI interface that guides you through the process smoothly. I used the minimal install so once it is done I was left with a nice minimal KDE environment with all the drivers including Nvidia proprietary installed for me. On the back side Chakra is still very Arch like, It still uses pacman though developers plan to move to something else. They use their own repositories but they seem comparable to Arch's though there is no AUR there is a large community CRR that holds many of the same packages as the AUR.

Overall I think it is a great distro. They plan to deviate farther from Arch with a new packaged manager etc. but I really can't see any reason to not use Chakra over say Ubuntu or Mint or other easy distros.
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I agree, only used it for a short time but I thoroughly enjoyed it smile.gif
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Never heard of it....Post a screenshot?
    
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Never heard of it....Post a screenshot?
It's just an Arch-based KDE-only distro. However, it's main 'selling'-point is it's simplified installer. I have noticed numerous bugs, even in it's current form, but that may be VBox.
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Never heard of it....Post a screenshot?
It's just an Arch-based KDE-only distro. However, it's main 'selling'-point is it's simplified installer. I have noticed numerous bugs, even in it's current form, but that may be VBox.

Yeah it's really just a vanilla kde distro without bloat.

Been working ok so far. Granted I am using mundane hardware and not doing anything really complex so I may just not be noticing bugs.

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Yeah it's really just a vanilla kde distro without bloat.
Been working ok so far. Granted I am using mundane hardware and not doing anything really complex so I may just not be noticing bugs.
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It's not quite vanilla KDE as it's based on KDEmod which is a modulised version of KDE. However I don't think there's a great deal changes between KDE (vanilla) and KDEmod.
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Well, I'm about to give it a try so I'll see if this breaks me away from Kubuntu.
     
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Well, I'm about to give it a try so I'll see if this breaks me away from Kubuntu.

Kubuntu's no longer supported so I'd jump ship quick.
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Kubuntu's no longer supported so I'd jump ship quick.

Huh? No...they got picked up by a different sponsor long time ago...
    
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One thing that is peculiar, some aoftware is installed through the bundle manager rather than the package manager. Not sure why they did this.

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